Operation Safe Haven, OPHS, of the Nigerian Army has confirmed the stealing of over 105 cattle by rustlers in Bisichi town of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State.
The spokesman of the OPHS, Ibrahim Shittu who made the confirmation to newsmen in Jos, said however that about 32 cattle were so far recovered from the rustlers.
According to Mr Shittu, the incident occurred on Monday evening.
“Efforts are being made to arrest the perpetrators of the act,” Mr Shittu disclosed.
Similarly, Shuaibu Bayaro, chairman of the Barikin Ladi chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, said the cattle were driven to Fan District of Barikin Ladi LG.
He added that the incident had been reported to the police in Barikin Ladi.
MACBAN, therefore, called on the state government and other security agencies to come to their aid and ensure the recovery of the rustled cattle.